Bold Beginnings at Pure Slush
Many literary magazines have moved online. And many of these are quality publications. Learning to write better fiction or poetry requires reading, and writers learn a lot by studying current literature for magazines they’d like to submit. Years ago, editors provided some role in helping writers improve. With publishing going DIY and open distribution, editors have the opportunity to return to providing some instruction.
For example, here’s Matt Potter from Pure Slush explaining how to make story openings more bold. His Australian accent and use of present.me for his illustrations are effective in ways editors in the past didn’t have the same means to pass on writing tips (or personal irritants that reject a work).